Choosing a Classroom Film
Uses a wide selection of recently produced films to illustrate the purposes of educational films and the standards by which to appraise them. Shows how film techniques -- photomicrography, time-lapse photography and animation -- can help overcome barriers to learning.
Subject: A Transitional Period In Clothing Styles 1963
Our teacher simply selected health films based on entertainment value. The one with the injured kids (I forget the titie) where Nick tumbles over the cliff was our fave and we requested it many times, and many times she'd get it and play it and the same thing everytime - we'd scream our asses off when that kid goes over the cliff. We loved that scene. Heh, heh. That kid shoulda got an academy award.
If thats the stuff you get in Ed School, why on earth didn't I just be a teacher, retire at 50 and get that lush retirement, never look back. Sheesh. Heady stuff, eh?
Subject: Hey, that's Herk Harvey!
Subject: Solid analysis of the educational applications of audiovisual media
Subject: Visual Aids - The Most Important Part of Educational Films
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: I don't know what I was expecting
Subject: It's Easy! (pulling up chart)
Clips of various films are also used to demonstrate, particularly awesome are Classroom manners (which is on Skip Eisenheimer's industrial engineering disc) and The Snob, which is here and looks awesome in it's high melodrama.